“Ripley is one of the greatest villains. The villains are always the characters the author has the most fun writing, and they usually get the best lines. I wanted to capture Ripley when he realized he had crossed over from being a frustrated nobody into somebody who had really given up part of his claim to humanness in exchange for a different life.”
Yanagihara is the author of A Little Life, a National Book Award finalist that was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
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